Why bother with a life philosophy in the first place? Because if you don’t have your own philosophy, someone else will implant ideas into your mind, and you might follow it without knowing – this is known as social condition.
For the general population, this means watching popular TV shows, drinking beer while watching sports, listening to the top 40 most popular songs, incessant snap chat videos and Facebook shares, reading junky popular fiction like The Hunger Games and Harry Potter, joining the gym as a New Year resolution (only to quit within 3 weeks), believing what they heard in the news without critical thinking, trying to start their own business at the age of 40. The list goes on and on …
Developing your own life philosophy is hard work because it takes critical thinking and introspection. Since it’s human nature not to think too hard, people adopt other life philosophy – good examples would religion or a political identity.
If you’re not doing the correct things, you’re decaying as a person
Take, for example, a house. It needs to be maintained – the grass cut, the plumping fixed, the walls painted – in order for to look nice. Likewise, as human beings – we need to do the “right things” in order not to decay as a person.
You take a large sample size and you can see your average person don’t really exercise much or read good books, they sorta work at their day job, drink beer on the weekend, do their little social media thing. Every year they get a little fatter, intellectually they don’t advance much and they just age … like a plant of some sort.
It’s human nature to take the path of least resistance, so you must actively – and consciously – fight against it. I got your back, because below I’ll list truths, principles and conducts to make your life awesome..
So, why develop a life philosophy?
Think of your life philosophy as a book full of rules. If you know the rules, you win the game. Many people are ignorant of the rules, so they get fat, get into debt, intellectually decline, etc.
Luckily for you, you don’t have to search high and low to develop your life philosophy because I’ll list them for you. Here at BecomeUberHuman.com, it’s about being the best human being you can be.
Let’s get started:
1. Develop a hardcore work ethic. Through consistent work and a “never give up” attitude, you can live a life that you envisioned. Hardcore work ethic beats talent. By the way, I work 7 days a week.
2. Study every day. Read great books from great men. Read philosophy, science, history, economics, psychology, religious books. Watch interesting documentaries on Youtube or learn from Khan Academy or those open university courses.
3. Write in your journal every day – what did you do for the day, what could had been done better, how do you improve on this social situation etc. I had been writing in my private journal every day for the past 5 years. Every day is a learning lesson, a chance to be introspective and think critically.
4. Be comfortable with yourself in this world. Let go of the past and embrace the present and the future.
5. Ignore idiots. There are people who are idiots, neurotic or trolls. They waste your time and life is short. No point in debating or trying to change them. Hang out with people you enjoy and ignore the idiots. When in doubt, ignore.
6. Learn a skill set that makes you money. You can use that skill set to become self employ or sell a product (for example – instead of selling time for money, a guy creates a unique wordpress template and sells it. Work once, get paid for a long time). Personally, the skill set I taught myself to make money is poker and day trading.
7. Exercise. Whether it’s going to the gym, playing basketball or doing boxing, exercise 3-4 times a week. Nothing is more common than a fat middle aged man with a pregnant gut and noodle arms. He had not seen his dick since 1998. This goes hand in hand with eating healthy.
8. Live life with a “light heart”. Sure, there are many nasty people in the world but it’s okay – the future looks bright for humanity with the technological progress. It’s easy to become a tin foil, conspiracy theory driven individual who thinks chem-trails and genetically modified food is way to de-populate the planet but statistically speaking, the world is becoming a more safe place (people only think the world is getting worse because we live in a hyper connected world where graphical videos are opened for viewing online). Love your common man and just go about life, without too much stress or worries.
Despite the “seriousness” of this website, I don’t myself too seriously neither should you. Why? When you don’t take yourself seriously, your ego becomes smaller, so you move through the world in a less self conscious manner. At the poker table, I purposely tell people I work at Mcdonalds as a cashier for the past 10 years. LOL.
9. Life is about people too, so hang out with people you enjoy and ignore the idiots or just people you don’t get along. Don’t be afraid to approach people and put yourself out there. They can judge you and it’s cool. Some people will love you, some will be okay with you and some will hate you. Hang out with people who you get along with and ignore the idiots. That’s the secret to a drama free life.
The benefits of a life philosophy?
I wake up every morning happy and driven. My life isn’t perfect but it’s stress free for the most part. It had not always been like this – when I had no life philosophy, I was drifting through life. In fact, I was a consumer sheep who bought shit that I did not need. I did not read much, I had a habit of drinking beer and not doing much. What a complete life turn around!
If you’re not at this point in your life, adopt the Uber Human life philosophy and work on yourself. Gradually, day by day, you will find yourself a bit more wise, a bit more money in the bank, a bit more muscles, a bit smarter, a bit more socially savvy and charismatic and one day, you’ll wake up and realize: “Holy fuck, I’m a complete different person then I was 5 years ago …”
An example of a person with “poor” guiding life philosophy
I know a self made multi-millionaire who runs his own medium sized business. He is in his early 40s; he got the money, the house, the wife and a kid. He doesn’t work that hard on his business because he only works 5 hours a day.
But is he happy? He constantly looks miserable, he plays video games alone on a Friday night, he’s 50 pounds / 22 kgs overweight, he throws tantrums at the poker table (imagine that, a middle aged man throwing a tantrum from a card game) and rumor has it that his wife fucks him once a month out of social obligation.
He doesn’t have any hobbies aside from playing video games and browsing the Internet. He got about 9,000 hours logged into his steam account. Despite the health problems from his bad eating habits and lack of exercise, he still stacks the pizza boxes beside his computer, as he plays computer games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Imagine that – a middle aged man living the neckbeard lifestyle of a teenager.
You would imagine him to be a happy person because he’s rich, has a house, wife and kid. But upon closer inspection, inside his million dollar home is a filthy mess, with dirt, grim and rotting food on the floor. For their bedrooms, they don’t have any furnishing beside a big, dirty mattress on the floor.
I’m not in a position to judge because that’s how some people live their lives and that’s okay. But from my observation, perhaps even ought his life looks good on paper, there is strong evidence that he isn’t a happy person. It’s possible that he doesn’t have the right philosophy to live a happy and content life.
In conclusion …
Adopt an Uber Human life philosophy, which is based on being the best human being you can be while treating your fellow men with respect.
1. Develop a hardcore work ethic.
2. Study and learn every day (1 hour minimum)
3. Write in a journal
4. Be comfortable with yourself in this world
5. Ignore idiots
6. Learn a skillset that makes you money
8. Live life with a light heart
9. Hang out with people you enjoy to make life drama free.
This is Max Uber, over and out.
See you next week.